The second incarnation of my blog
My parents are… Retired and enjoying spending their hard earned money. My Dad is a worrier, but I didn’t learn that until only a few years ago, but thrives on a challenge and my Mum can turn her hand to anything.
The household I grew up in… was quite relaxed, in hindsight. I didn’t have a great deal to do with my brothers and my parents weren’t overly strict.
When I was a child I wanted to be… a teacher.
If I could change one thing about myself… I wish I had hair. However, if it’s something I can actually change, then I wish I were more motivated to achieve the many ideas I have in my head.
You wouldn’t know it but I am very good at… coming up with witty one liners off the top of my head – but I can’t think them up if I consciously try.
You may not know it but I’m no good at… remembering people’s names.
At night I dream of… a secret island cut off from the rest of the world and stuck in a timewarp.
I wish I had never worn… leg warmers with roller skates. Forgive me, it was 1983.
What I see when I look in the mirror… My Grandad, but also someone with fewer wrinkles than I deserve.
It’s not fashionable but I like… Frasier.
I drive… a BMW. It’s a company car and if I had to drive a car that I bought, it would probably be an old banger – I am no petrol head.
My house is… a typical 1980’s house, but now with the added selling point of the gym/office/cinema that I built at the end of the garage.
My favourite work of art… Possibly a Mondrian or an Escher. But it’s so difficult to say. I bought a print of a work by an unknown artist (I just can figure out the signature), that I like a lot. It’s a charcoal picture of a naked man.
A book that changed me… The Da Vinci Code (only joking!). I’m still waiting for the book that really changes me, but To Kill A Mockingbird made me realise how great literature can be.
The last album I bought/downloaded… North by Matchbox Twenty.
My greatest regret… I didn’t come out much younger, I didn’t travel travel when I was younger and I didn’t learn another language (yet).
My secret crush… If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret!
My five-year plan… I can’t plan ahead that far. In fact, I don’t have much of a plan for 2013 other than a holiday and a couple of concerts.
My life in six words… Creative, boyfriend, hesitant, particular, complex